We hope nothing because we have something special planned for you sisters!
A whole NEW exciting class to reconnect us with the simple question ‘What is Islam?’
We will start the first session off by delving deeper into the Hadith ‘He came down to teach you your religion’ and breaking it down into steps that can be understood easily by all.
Be sure to join us this Sunday and give your heart an imaan boost in shaa Allah.
START DATE: 26/07/2020 TIME: 11:30AM-12:30PM
This class is strictly for SISTERS and you can register HERE.
**There will be limited places so please book at your earliest convenience
IslamWise presents: The Joys and Challenges of Ramadan.
Sisters online discussion.
An opportunity for revert sisters to get together and share their experiences.
We know that Ramadan is a joyous month for Muslims but it can pose it’s challenges that are unique to revert Muslims.
Sister Amal and Sister Haniya are both reverts and have been through the challenges you may be facing. We have arranged this opportunity to give you a platform to learn from their insights, experiences and listen to the advice they will share.
Join and share your experiences or listen to others in this informal discussion.
The emptiness inside can sometimes be hard to explain.
We may be surrounded by loved ones, family, friends and even your own children but still feel lonely. Our emaan levels fluctuate and we know this, we can find it hard to concentrate in salah and obtain khushoo. It can also be a feeling that is just present and make you feel low which sometimes, can make us feel depressed and sad.
If you are feeling like this or are going through a difficulty in your life then join Ustadh Ehsan Arshad this weekend to give you a little uplift, a nudge or gentle push to help you reconnect with your creator and find ways which will fill the emptiness you may be feeling.
Take some actions away from this LIVE ONLINE discussion which you can use when you are feeling lonely on a daily basis, and use this opportunity to discuss some of the specific feelings you may be having.
Make the most of this hour on Saturday with Ustadh Ehsan Arshad and register HERE.
Date: Saturday 25th January
Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM (UK Time)
We know that for the majority of our revert IslamWise family, this time of year can be a challenging time. Our families may be preparing for the upcoming holidays and festivities and it can start feeling isolating and depressing when you aren’t involved anymore. Especially when you may have spent all the earlier years of your life before you found Islam participating in these celebrations.
We wanted to arrange this monthly discussion to talk about the challenges that are faced by new Muslims and with someone who has been through this phase in their life to really be able to empathise with you.
Which is why we have arranged John Fontain for this months ONLINE live discussion: Christmas Season – Challenges faced by New Muslims.
This discussion is not only aimed at those who come from Christian families but anyone who struggles when it comes to religious/cultural celebrations within their families.
Host: John Fontain Date: Saturday 21st December 6PM – 7PM (UK TIME).
We have a feeling that this will be a popular one, so please do REGISTER before all the places are taken.
This months topic: COPING WITH REJECTION
We hear from new Muslim sisters from all over the UK and overseas.
Most of the time all they want is to be able to share their problems, get advice, speak to other sisters and overcome the feeling of loneliness.
For this reason we have organised a NEW monthly live online discussion for new Muslim sisters.
So no matter where in the world they are from they can join and share experiences, offer advice and feel connected with other sisters!
Although the discussion will be tailored towards new Muslims and beginners anyone can take benefit, in sha Allah.
FREEwebinar and places are LIMITED so please REGISTER early.
Some of the questions we frequently get from our revert brothers and sisters and newly practising Muslims are: What are madhhabs? Someone asked me what I follow -are these madhhabs different sects?
This can sometimes lead to confusion and whilst trying to get to grips with getting the basics right, this can feel overwhelming.
We want to make it easy for you and so this months’ ONLINE discussion is a ‘MUST ATTEND’ one – Beginners Guide to Madhhabs.
It takes place on Sunday 22nd September 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (BST)
The discussion will be hosted by Shaikh Zakaullah Saleem.
Shaikh Zakaullah Saleem is the Head Imam of the Green Lane Masjid. He memorised the Qur’an at a very young age and has lead the Taraweeh prayers for over 28 years.
After completing his Islamic Education in Pakistan and obtaining an Aalimiyyah degree, he worked in numerous roles, including teaching various subjects of Islamic Studies, as well as being a research fellow, before coming to the UK in 2002.
Since his arrival in the UK, he has been visiting various masaajids regularly to deliver khutbahs and lectures. He has recently completed his Masters in Islamic Education from the Markfield Institute of Higher Education. He is also one of the instructors for the structured learning courses offered by GLM.
We know how difficult it can be when you first find Islam and take that big step, then the pressure that comes with being a new Muslim and trying to do everything right starts.
Statements like “You need to start growing your beard now brother” or ” You should start wearing a hijab now that you are a Muslim sister” can be frequent when you become a new Muslim.
We know it’s not easy and that’s why we have asked Gabriel Al Romaanito talk about these issues with you in this months LIVE ONLINE discussion titled – Pressures of Being a New Muslim
The discussion will aim to give you guidance which can ease you through this stage of your life in sha Allah.
The LIVE online discussion will take place on Friday 23rd August 8:30PM – 9:30PM (BST).
For our previous ONLINE discussion, we had 50% of spaces booked within 24 hours so please REGISTER early to avoid disappointment.
Although, this discussion will focus on the issues faced in particular by new Muslims, as a born Muslim some of these issues can still be very prominent in families when we start practising Islam more.
It is also important for us as a wider Muslim community to know how we can support new Muslims and make their transition easier into Islam. Therefore, we encourage you to attend and benefit from this session by registering HERE.
About Gabriel Al Romaani
Gabriel Al Romaani was born in Romania to a Christian family. He migrated to Canada in 1998 where he undertook his secondary education. After studying Islam for some years, he converted in 2003. He is graduate of Mishkah University of North America where he completed his Bachelors in Islamic Studies.
He studied Islam with various well-known scholars and has been active in da’wah for 15 years. He has appeared on different TV shows such as Iqra TV, Huda TV, Sharjah TV and The Deen Show.
He is the author of one book entitled Journal of A New Muslim, and many published articles. He delivers Friday Sermons in Dubai, is very active on Social Media explaining Islam to people, and coaching New Muslims.
We recently asked our social media followers what topics they would like discussed in our monthly live discussions that take place. There were quite a few responses asking us to address the challenges that are faced by new/revert Muslims.
After looking at the responses we approached Shaikh Abu Usamah to see how he could help us in addressing your requests.
As someone who was once a new Muslim and years of experience in supporting Reverts, we thought Shaikh Abu Usamah will be be well suited to this discussion.
He would able to empathise with your dilemmas, answer questions relevantly and give you invaluable practical advice In sha Allah in this discussion, which you will be able to take away and act upon.
If you havent registered for this discussion then you can do so HERE. And make the most of your time in the LIVE ONLINE session. It is taking place on Sunday 28th July 7:30PM – 8:30PM UK time.
Although, this discussion will focus on the trials faced in particular by revert Muslims, as a born Muslim some of these issues can still be very prominent in families, therefore, we encourage you to attend and benefit from this session by registering HERE.
Watch Shaikh Abu Usamah talking about the upcoming discussion in the video below.
If you didn’t get a chance to send us your thoughts about monthly webinar topics and would like to, then please do follow us on one of our social media channels or you can send us topics that you would like to be discussed through our contact us page.
REGISTERyour place, so you don’t miss out on putting your questions forward directly and getting practical advice on how you can deal with the difficulties you face.
This is a FREE discussion and therefore spaces are LIMITED, so please REGISTER NOW!
A little bit about Shaikh Abu Usamah At-Thahabi
Shaikh Abu Usamah was born in New Jersey in 1964. He embraced Islam in 1986 and went onto studying in the Islamic University of Madinah for eight years, where he graduated from the College of Da’wah and Usool-ad-Din.
Shaikh Abu Usamah has been very active in da’wah since the day he embraced Islam. He has been the Imam of various mosques in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
His zeal and eagerness in conveying the true message of Islam has led him to many parts of the world, delivering lectures and seminars, as well as translating for many scholars and du’aat from the Arab world.
Shaikh Abu Usamah has been blessed in studying with some of the greatest scholars of our time, to name a few, Sheikh Umar Fulaatah at the Rawdah of the Prophets Mosque, Sheikh Muhammad ‘Atiyyah Saalim (author of Tafsir ‘Adwaa ul-Bayaan’), Sheikh Abdullah Muhammad al-Ghunaymaan, Sheikh Muhammad al-Jaami, Sheikh Saalih al-Fawzaan and many more.
He was also very fortunate to have spent two summers in intensive study under Sheikh Ibn Baaz and Sheikh Ibn Uthaymin.
Join Shaikh Sajid Umar on Sunday 30th June from 7pm – 8pm (BST) in a live online webinar where he will be discussing the important topic of differences of opinion and how we should be dealing with them. In sha Allah